Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Wordless Wednesday: Baby at the Bush

Wordless Wednesday is a daily prompt at Geneabloggers that asks family historians to create a post in which the main focus is a photograph or image.

Mary Eleanor Davis 1929 Shenandoah, Virginia
Mary Eleanor Davis Slade
6 Jan 1929 - 3 Oct 2005

This is a photo of my mother probably in the summer of 1929 taken in front of her grandparents’ home on Sixth Street in Shenandoah, Virginia.

I don’t know what kind of bush this is, but it was the focal point of numerous snapshots throughout the years.


  1. It must be interesting to see how the bush changed over the years.

  2. What a cutie! Looking forward to more bush photos :)
    We have photos taken in our front yard over the years and there is always a different company car of my husband's in the street.

  3. You mom definitely looks happy. And adorable, too. Considering how frequently some bushes/trees/hedges were used in some families, do you suppose people 80 or more years ago planted them with the idea of having a nice place to take photographs? A ready-made backdrop -- after the bush was mature enough to be useful, of course.

  4. Sweet Momma. When I was little and would look at this picture I used to think she had picked leaves and lined them on the blanket were the dark designs go across. Yes, I was way off on what babies could and couldn't do. hahaha!